Gigabyte Aorus 17G

Gigabyte Aorus 17G

Gigabyte Aorus 17G

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Gigabyte Aorus 17G is a high-performance laptop at a premium price, designed primarily for gaming and engineering tasks. It comes with an ample battery capacity but has a moderate six-hour battery life due to its powerful Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics unit, which provide excellent general, 3D/Machine Learning, and engineering performance. This laptop has a large 17.3-inch display with a high refresh rate for smooth visuals, but the resolution is standard Full HD, not 4K. Its IPS panel offers good color coverage and brightness. While its build and keyboard quality are noted to be excellent, its weight of nearly six pounds and thickness make it less portable compared to lighter options. It also includes features like a backlit keyboard with a number pad, hardware ray tracing, and DLSS support, enhancing both work and gaming experiences. However, its battery life and weight make it less suitable for those who need to work on the go. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Powerful Intel i7 CPU
  • High-end Nvidia RTX GPU
  • Large battery capacity
  • Big 17.3-inch display
  • Very high refresh rate
Cons
  • Just 1080p resolution
  • Heavier at nearly 6 pounds
  • Moderate battery life
  • Portability could be better

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.2
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G is equipped with a robust processor and substantial RAM, ensuring smooth performance for general tasks; its high-quality IPS display offers a clear, vivid picture, which is excellent for media consumption and productivity. However, its larger screen and considerable weight make it less portable, and its battery life is moderate, so it might not be the best option for on-the-go use.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G excels in gaming and 3D because it sports a powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics card crucial for handling demanding graphics tasks, and it features a screen with a high refresh rate, ensuring smooth visuals essential for fast-paced games and fluid 3D rendering.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Software Development:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
3.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,329
Release Date
April 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
15.9'' x 10.8'' x 1''
Weight
5.95 lbs
Width
15.9"
Depth
10.8"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-11800H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4
RAM Slots
2
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
300Hz
Display Brightness
282 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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6.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Sascha Mölck | June 2021
"The Aorus 17G isn't among the top RTX 3080 laptops due to its relatively low TGP of 105 watts. The device's gaming performance is average for an RTX 3080. For maximum performance, competitors like the Lenovo Legion 7 or the Alienware m17 R4 are recommended With the Aorus 17G, Gigabyte delivers a well-rounded gaming laptop. However, the device generates a high noise level. Throttling is not an issue. The CPU and GPU can develop their performance uniformly. Nevertheless, the device produces a lot of noise under load - more than many competitors."

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